AskDefine | Define poking

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poking n : a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow); "he warned me with a jab with his finger"; "he made a thrusting motion with his fist" [syn: jab, jabbing, poke, thrust, thrusting]

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  1. present participle of poke

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ambling, cautious, circumspect, claudicant, crawling, creeping, creeping like snail, deliberate, delving, digging, easy, faltering, fishing, flagging, foot-dragging, gentle, gradual, halting, hobbled, hobbling, idle, in search of, indolent, languid, languorous, lazy, leisurely, limping, loaded for bear, looking for, lumbering, moderate, nosy, out for, out for bear, poky, probing, prying, relaxed, reluctant, sauntering, searching, shuffling, slack, slothful, slow, slow as death, slow as molasses, slow as slow, slow-crawling, slow-foot, slow-going, slow-legged, slow-moving, slow-paced, slow-poky, slow-running, slow-sailing, slow-stepped, sluggish, snail-paced, snaillike, staggering, strolling, tentative, toddling, tortoiselike, tottering, trudging, turtlelike, unhurried, waddling
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